MAS MBC Capstone Projects 2015


 
06/12/2015 - 12:30pm

Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation students presented their final Capstone research projects on June 4, 2015.

 

Paloma Aguirre: Biofilters in San Diego County: Implications for Stormwater Management, the Water Regime’s Role, and the Way Forward

Advisors: Dr. Lisa Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Keith Pezzoli, Urban Studies and Planning Program UCSD; Dr. Serge Dedina, WILDCOAST/COSTASALVAJE

 

Ana Luisa Ahern: Molecular Identification of Fish Eggs from Cabo Pulmo National Park

Advisors: Dr. Ron Burton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Octavio Aburto, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Adnan Hassan Alalawi: The Possibility of Using Hydrophones to Detect Trawling Activity of Boats with Outboard Motors

Advisors: Dr. Dale Squires, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (Chair); Dr. Brice Semmens, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Alicia Amerson: Through Their Eyes - a whale watching study to determine best practices for sustainable and responsible whale watching along the Pacific coast

Advisors: Dr. John Hildebrand, Scripps Institution of Oceanography(Chair); Dr. Jay Barlow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Ryan Wulff, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Jeff Pantukhoff, The Whaleman Foundation

 

Natalie Blea: An Assessment of Toxic Effects of PBDEs

Advisors: Dr. Dimitri Deheyn, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Amro Hamdoun, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Chris Stransky, Amec Foster Wheeler

 

Nathalie Delherbe Martínez: Hemolymph Bacterial Community of Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in Response to Long-term hypercapnia

Advisors: Dr. Eric E. Allen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Chad Hamilton-Koll: It’s Not About the Classroom: Teaching applied scientific concepts using experiential learning

Advisors: Phil Zerofski, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Jennifer Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Dr. Ayana Johnson Waitt Institute

 

Nathaniel Hanna Holloway: Large Scale Photomosaics: Providing a Valuable Tool to Conservationists and Managers (A.K.A. Bringing the Power of  Big Pictures to the People)

Advisors: Dr. Stuart Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Waitt Institute

 

Michele Heller: Is Left Shark the Right Shark for you?: A Look at Effective Messaging for Shark Conservation

Advisors: Dr. Richard Norris, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Sue Chen, Founder & CEO of NOVA Medical Products

 

Tom Holm: Treasures of the Island of the Blue Dolphins: Educational Tools and Outreach Techniques to Inspire the Next Generation of Marine Scientists

Advisors: Dr. Richard Norris, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Greg Rouse, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Gary DuBois, J.D., Director of Cultural Resources, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indian Tribes

 

Taylor Maddalene: Building Partnerships for Science Communication and Application in the Line Islands of Kiribati

Advisors: Dr. Stuart Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Jennifer Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Dr. Randi Rotjan, New England Aquarium

 

Johanna Marsters: Sailing to Save the Seas: Marine Science Education On-board a Working Tall Ship

Advisors: Susan Johnson, South Bayfront Sailing Association (Chair); Dr. Cheryl Peach, Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Birch Aquarium; Dr. Richard Norris, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Chase Martin: Genetic Identification of Octopus Species in Southern California Seafood Markets

Advisors: Dr. Ron Burton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Greg Rouse, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Dr. Dick Norris, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Caroline McCandless:  Women’s Wetsuits: the right fit

Advisors: Kim McCoy, NATO, Ocean Sensors, Inc. (Chair); Dr Ayelet Gneezy, Rady School of Management UCSD

 

Mallory Morgan: Revealed Direct and Indirect Benefits of Monitoring and Evaluation: An Analysis of the Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef System 2010-2015

Advisors: Alex Score, EcoAdapt( Chair); Dr. Ayelet Gneezy, Rady School of Management, UCSD; Dr. Jennifer Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Elizabeth Irvine Huntley Penniman: A Look at the Marine Ornamental Fish Market for Captive-Bred Species

Advisors: Dr. Ayelet Gneezy, Rady School of Management, UCSD (Chair); Dr. Judy St. Leger, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainmen

 

Oriana Poindexter: The Fish Market Chronicles: A Pan-Pacific Survey

Advisors: Dr. Dale Squires, NOAA SWFSC/UCSD (Chair); Dr. Phil Hastings, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Dr. Octavio Aburto, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

Canon Purdy: Barking News Story: Media Perceptions of the California Sea Lion

Advisors: Dr. Sarah Mesnick, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (Chair); Dr. Stuart Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Zachary Schakner, PhD Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

 

Marina Som: Developing a Draft Management Plan for the Dike Rock Intertidal Area, Scripps Coastal Reserve, La Jolla, California

Advisors: Isabelle Kay, UCSD Natural Reserve System (Chair); Dr. Jennifer Smith, SIO/UCSD Natural Reserve System

 

Lauren Ward: Climate Change, Community Resilience, and Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Advisors: Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Chair); Dr. Andrew Shepard, Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative; Dr. Richard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Scott Ressler, National Geographic

 

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Jane M. Weinzierl
858-822-2886
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